| Stationery | Adventure Pen

Remember multi-pens? Yeah those clicky Bic pens with red, black, green and blue ballpoints? They seem to be making a come back but I can't help but wish that I could load the pen with different colours. And then one day Pilot brought out the Coleto pen system.

Coleto is basically a customisable multi-pen system. You buy an empty pen body which houses a choice of 3, 4 or 5 cartridges. The gel cartridges are available individually or as sets. And the choice in Japan is epic! The refills come in an astounding array of colours and you can choose between 0.4 or 0.3 points. And that's not it! Pilot periodically introduce the most cutest limited edition cartridges. I bought the hearts, the clovers and a few Hello Kitty ones too.

I don't take my fountain pens on adventures. I have this fear that the change in air press might cause them to explode and inky eruptions are not the best way to start an adventure so my Coleto pens are worthy substitutes. When I am not busy swapping around colours, I also use them for scribbling in my scheduler and for marking my sewing patterns as I showed HERE. They are lovely to write with. The gel-based ink ensures a smooth fluid consistent colour and the fine point adds a level of precision.

P.S > I have seen a limited collection of Coleto bodies and refills on Cult Pens so if you are in the UK and dislike ordering from afar, this is a good starting point.


  1. I love these pens!! I had a mass of multi-coloured pens growing up, each with different colours in them and different sizes. I even had one that had a light that could come on when you would use it, I was addicted to these pens, haha. I like that you can now get them with refills now, that is perfect. This one is really nice :))) Happy Saturday doll xx

  2. I really miss buying Japanese pens. I have one that's black and red, and each clicky part is one of Hello Kitty's ears, with her face on the side of the pen. I'd always mark my students' work with it when I was a JHS teacher in Japan and the kids loved my pen!

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    1. Noooo! I am going to hide these from you!!

  4. THESE PENS <3 Honestly, this is one thing I really miss about living in Asia or in a place with a large Japanese population. It's hard to get cute and great-working pens!

  5. I am in stationery heaven right now.


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